Astrum Online Entertainment and Mail.Ru signed strategic agreement

Astrum Online Entertainment, the leader in the Eastern European interactive online entertainment market and Mail.ru, the leading communication portal of the Russian portion of the Internet are proud to announce the beginning of their cooperation. From now on, all users of Mail.ru can play popular MMORPG Legend: Legacy of the Dragons with no additional registration. It’s worth noting that Mail.ru has exclusive rights for providing this advantage to its clients.

Starting March 26, 2009 every user of Mail.ru can play popular MMORPG Legend: Legacy of the Dragons with no additional registration: only login/ password combination for Mail.ru mailbox is needed. The official game entry point is located at http://dwar.mail.ru.

Igor Matsanyuk, the President of Astrum Online Entertainment lays stress upon the agreement reached.“I think very highly of the partnership between our corporation and Mail.ru. This is already our fifth game which connects us with the Russia’s largest Internet portal and we are quite satisfied with the results of our friendship. Both companies have been recognized leaders in their market sectors; so joining our forces is quite logical step amid current economic conditions”, said Mr. Matsanyuk.

“Online gaming market is soaring so this is a strategic direction for us. In order to strengthen its positions in this sector Mail.ru pays special attention to the development of partnership relations with leading market players. Legend: Legacy of the Dragons has already become a cult game, thus fully justifying its name; so our choice is quite understandable. We are confident that single step authorization feature offered to Mail.ru users will be in high demand and will seriously speed up further growth of MMORPG’ popularity”, said Dmitry Grishin, CEO of Mail.ru.

Legend: Legacy of the Dragons is a full-scale online role-playing game (RPG), which is situated in the world of Faeo. The war between the Magmars and the Humans seems to be endless. Two Great Dragons protect the interests of both races. There is nothing in the world that could withstand their strength, however, when chaos comes, even the Dragons are unable to keep fragile balance of power anymore. By entering the world of amazing adventures, the player will become either great warrior or crafty magician; will participate in bloody battles; will take a delight in victory and feel heartsick consciousness of defeat.

Over 4 million users have registered on Russian game servers alone since Legend: Legacy of the Dragons was officially launched two years ago. The game has become a winner of“People’s 10” Russian Web People’s Choice Award two times in a row in 2007 and 2008.

For additional information please contact:

Roman Chernigovtsev,

Astrum Online Entertainment press office

Phone: +7 (495) 952-4482 or 952-0765

E-mail: press@astrumonline.ru

Anna Artamonova,

Marketing and PR Director at Mail.ru

E-mail: artamonova@corp.mail.ru

Тел.: +7 495 725-63-57

Valeria Komissarova

Press officer at Mail.ru

E-mail: komissarova@corp.mail.ru

Тел.: +7 495 725-63-57

Моб.: +7 915 06-77-328

About Astrum Online Entertainment

Astrum Online Entertainment is one of the largest players in the Eastern Europe market of interactive online entertainment. The Holding is formed by five companies: Nival Online ( www.nivalonline.com/eng), Nikita.Online ( www.nikitaonline.ru/en), IT Territory ( http://it-territory.ru/eng), TimeZero ( http://en.timezero.com) and DJ Games. These companies have successfully launched more than thirty MMO games, including hits like“The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar” ( http://www.lotro-russia.com),“Legend: Legacy of the Dragons” ( www.warofdragons.com),“Territory” ( http://territory.ru),“TimeZero” ( http://www.timezero.ru),“Sphere” ( http://sphere.nikitaonline.ru),“Piratia” ( http://www.piratia.ru),“Perfect World” ( http://www.pwonline.ru) and many others.

Over 16 million players are currently participating in the games released by Astrum Online Entertainment.

Astrum Online Entertainment plans to launch ten new MMO games of its own production of different genres and six localized gaming projects of foreign partners during 2009. For more information please visit http://www.astrumonline.ru/eng.

About Mail.ru

Mail.ru is the main communication portal of the Russian section of the Internet. The number of its visitors exceeds 50 million monthly. There are about 40 projects available to Mail.ru users, which include the largest in Russia and CIS free email service, the leading Russian instant messenger Mail.ru Agent, the nation-wide social network MyWorld@Mail.ru, photo, video and blog hostings Foto@Mail.Ru, Video@Mail.Ru and Blogs@Mail.Ru, the leading gaming website Games@Mail.ru and many others. The portal has seven Russian offices in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Samara and the International office in Kiev, Ukraine.


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